WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders, & Chairs 2012
1) Tables Match
Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow) vs Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara ~ *3/4
2) WWE United States Championship
Antonio Cesaro(c) vs R-Truth ~ *1/4
3) WWE Intercontinental Championship
Kofi Kingston(c) vs Wade Barrett ~ **
4) Tables, Ladders, & Chairs Match
Team Hell No (Kane & Daniel Bryan) & Ryback vs The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, & Roman Reigns ~ ****1/2
5) WWE Divas Championship
Eve Torres(c) vs Naomi Night ~ DUD
6) World Heavyweight Championship - Chairs Match
Big Show(c) vs Sheamus ~ **3/4
7) Mike Mizanin, Alberto Del Rio, & Brooklyn Brawler vs 3MB (Heath Slater, Drew McIntyre, & Jinder Mahal) ~ 1/2*
8) Ladder Match - World Heavyweight Championship Money in the Bank Briefcase
Dolph Ziggler(c) vs John Cena ~ ***1/2
Not PPV of the year, but one of the overall better show thanks to the pure entertainment it brought. I'd put it behind Extreme Rules, WrestleMania, & Money in the Bank. Yet to see Night of Champions, but right now TLC ranks at #4.
Opener was absolutely nothing special. Just there. I liked the steel steps spot & the finish. Rhodes Scholars are great. Luchadores brought nothing to the table. Not even Mysterio. Right team won. Great pop for the heels.
CESARO SWAG. Nothing special, but since it was a 6 1/2 minute showcase for my current favorite on the roster, I liked it. Truth stinks, got dominated, Neutralizer, done. Plus promo time for the champ.
I liked the MizTV segment. It was goofy, but it had a purpose. Del Rio turned face by the looks of it and got a pop! I marked for that. I'm already down for Del Rio as a face. Been wanting it for far too long now. It's here. Lets see what's next.
Intercontinental championship was loads better than what I figured. Only problem is it had only two memorable points of the match. The slick into the ring jump & quick dive to the outside by Kofi & the nice Bull Hammer elbow transition into Trouble in Paradise. Other than that it was decent with nothing of note. Kept at a fast pace so I can understand why that appealed to more people. Wrong man went over here, but if it means the feud is continuing, well so be it. I still see Barrett winning the gold soon.
TLC match...wow. Simply put: I MARKED FOR ALL OF IT. I was kid in a candy store while watching. That's where the high rating comes from me. It was everything it needed to be. Had a great buzz surrounding the match too. All aspects were done so well. Everyone left smelling like a rose when it was all over. Brye
made a point, whether jokingly or not, that he wanted this to come off like a ROH style brawl back in their glory days. Honestly, I think that is exactly what we got. So much fun. Too much fun almost, haha. I haven't marked for a match like this since, well only since July with Punker vs Danielson at MITB, BUT I can sufficiently that my excitement here went above and beyond. I want to have this feeling on every PPV. It's truly the reason why I watch. Blackout on the chair, Ambrose's facial expressions, & Rollins DYING at the end were all
But, fuck me did Rollins die hard. As long as he's ok, then it's all good. So brutal. So awesome. So much fun.
Divas...appropriate filler. Naomi had some nice spots to show how athletic she can be. Unfortunately she got sloppy towards the end. You can tell she got gassed early. Maybe working the battle royal earlier in the night hurt her. Eve wins with one move. Only 3 minutes. Expected DUD, but didn't hurt anything.
World Championship was a disappointing bout. Granted, it was solid. Whoever said Show felt like he was on cruise control till the end was spot on. He didn't feel too invested in the whole match. I LOVED the finish with the gigantic chair. Both equal parts incredible & comical. Surreal
Big Show win was one hell of a surprise. Didn't understand it either. Sheamus really can't beat Show? Ok then. I like Show, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't pulling big for a Sheamus win here. Always love the guy.
Another filler. Did nothing except for turn Del Rio & give 3MB some more showcasing. Brawler was...yeah. Mahal ate the loss. So I can't say I care. Heath Slater & Drew McIntyre OWN imo.
Really good main event. Nothing GREAT, but really good. I liked it. Ending wasn't a surprise. Glad she didn't join up with Dolph like so many on this site claimed. Isn't needed. Marked at the sleephold on the ladder ---> falling through the table spot. Was cool. While it was FAR from perfect, Cena busting out the snap hurricanrana to put Dolph through at table was legendary, haha. DOLPH WINS A WWE PPV MAIN EVENT.
Safe to say I left this PPV with a big smile on my face.